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REGULAR MEETING MINUTES | August 11, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

August 11, 2021

ACKLEY CITY COUNCIL met in regular session August 11, 2021 in the Ackley Council Chambers with Mayor Michael Nuss presiding. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Council members present: Joe Wessels, Mike Abbas, Judy Crawford, Chuy Flores and Pat Hurt. Quorum present.


Abbas moved, Hurt seconded, to approve the August 11, 2021 Agenda as listed. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Crawford moved, Hurt seconded, to approve the Consent Agenda by one motion: a) Jul 14, 2021 Regular Meeting, as written. b) Bills approval, as listed. c) Place Reports on file: July 2021 Clerk Bank Reconciliation/Cash Report/Treasurer; July 2021 Clerk Budget; July 2021 Deputy Clerk Utility Billing Reconciliation; July 2021 Ambulance. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Abbas moved, Flores seconded to open the public hearing at 7:02 p.m. regarding the sale of property locally know as 420 State St. Ayes-all. Motion carried. No comments or objections written or oral were received. Clerk Dennis reported the bids with the high bid of $2,100 by Eric DeWolf. During auction time, Larry Knott reported he could not bid higher than the current high bid. Abbas moved, Crawford seconded to close the public hearing at 7:04 p.m. Ayes-all. Motion carried. Hurt moved, Flores seconded to approve Resolution 21-37 Authorizing Sale of Property known as 420 State St., accepting offer by Eric DeWolf and sell and convey real estate to Eric DeWolf for the sum of $2,100. Roll call vote: Ayes-Abbas, Crawford, Flores, Hurt, Wessels. Motion carried.


Chief Miller addressed the council regarding the concerns of the excessive speeds on 10th Ave. She stated although placing signs wouldn’t hurt, she believes that police presence and enforcement and using the speed trailer would be enough and would solve the problem in the noted hot spots in town. Crawford inquired as to the tracking of the speed sign. Wessels stated he believed police presence may cure the problem and writing a few tickets would get the word out that speeding would not be tolerated. Flores and Crawford agreed with Wessels.

Chief Miller reported running radar would be more effective that placing speed signs. Councilman Abbas also agreed that presence and speed trailer would work. No further discussion or action at this time.


Discussion on the usage of water/sewer at Prairie Bridges since installing the meters. Paul Williams stated he believed that Prairie Bridges were told they would possibly have to pay for sewer but not water. Clerk Dennis informed him there was no discussion regarding what they would be billed for, that the council had previously stated that wanted to discuss the usage after seeing some data for a couple of months and that is what they are to do this evening. Crawford stated that the park brings in revenue and that the city helped get them started and now that they were self-sufficient, should be able to pay for their own services. Mike Fistler showed concerns that they feel they get their hands slapped when they are doing well. Williams and Fistler stated that not all water that runs through the meters are going to the waste water treatment plant. The North 40 section is on a septic system so they don’t feel they should have to pay for that usage. Williams stated they would like to see the city keep providing water and the board is totally ok paying for the sewer usage going to the treatment plant. Hurt stated that the City and the Prairie Bridges board need to get an agreement ironed out so there are no future issues. Abbas moved, seconded by Flores to have Paul Williams place a timer on the sewer outlet pump that will turn on when there is discharge flow. Council to review the flow usage and have a follow up discussion at the November 2021 meeting. City/Board also needs an operating agreement in place by the 1st of 2022. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Meyer reported that he would like to see the library clean their own restrooms just as other city entities take care of their own buildings. In addition, a few other removals including the sickle mower section. Crawford reported that with the public works going to 2 guys with the retirement of Willms, she would like to see a couple changes on their job descriptions to include the library taking care of their own cleaning. K. Lupkes voiced concerns with them adding those to their job descriptions. Hurt moved, Flores seconded adopting the job descriptions for the Public Works Supervisor and Public Works Assistant. Ayes-all.


Motion by Crawford, seconded by Hurt to approve Resolution 21-38 Adopting the Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual. Roll call vote: Ayes-Crawford, Flores, Hurt, Wessels, and Abbas. Motion carried.

Motion by Crawford, seconded by Hurt to approve Resolution 21-39 Setting Wages for Carrie Stahl. Roll call vote: Ayes-Flores, Hurt, Wessels, Abbas, and Crawford. Motion carried.


Motion by Abbas, seconded by Flores to approve payment to Arpy’s Construction for CDBG Grant on 518 1st Avenue in the amount of $16,600.00. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Motion by Crawford, seconded by Abbas to approve payment to Quality Roofing and Siding for CDBG Grant on 408 State St. in the amount of $30,500.00. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

Motion by Abbas, seconded by Wessels to approve payment to WTR Solutions LLC for Sanitary Sewer Bubble Diffusion M-12 unit in the amount of $4,425.00. Ayes-all. Motion carried.


Don Moore from CGA handed out the building permit updates. He also updated on the Sanitary Sewer Phase II.


Public Works reported they are about to start painting the street lines, starting around the school first. Meyer is also working on getting bids for the sidewalk repair by the maintenance shop.


No comments from City Clerk.


Wessels reported he spoke to Jon Biederman, the school’s engineer, and McDowell and Sons received the demolition bid, they are doing all the work and are not subcontracting any parts.


Mayor Nuss reported he is meeting with Marty Wymore tomorrow regarding Tommy Cline’s building for any kind of funding. There is a street light that sits on the old school property that the City would be keeping there for security reasons after the demo. Nuss informed the council that we will be receiving Mike Smith’s resignation in the future. Smith had given Nuss some name suggestions on finding another City attorney.


Joan Frazier voiced her concerns with an issue that is occurring by the Ambulance shed regarding a neighboring property and the collection of waste. There are currently about 12-15 bags of trash on the East side of the building. Guidance by council to send a violation notice to owner.


Hurt moved, Flores seconded to adjourn at 8:32 p.m. Ayes-all. Motion carried.

_______________________________________

Michael Nuss, Mayor

ATTEST: __________________________________________________

Malena Dennis, City Clerk




ACCESS SYSTEMS

TECHNICAL SUPPORT/BACKUP

959.47


ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING

COPIER LEASE PAYMENT PD

179.91


ACKLEY MEDICAL CENTER

MILLER PHYSICAL

148.00


AG MACHINERY SERVICE

ENDLOADER HYDROLIC OIL

577.50


AGSOURCE COOPERATIVE SERV

POOL TESTING

39.00


AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL

OXYGEN/CYLINDER RENT

1286.75


AMAZON

BOOKS/CANDY

180.95


ANDERSON'S GREENHOUSE

FAIRY GARDEN SUPPLIES

44.64


ARPY'S CONSTRUCTION

CDBG-PAFFORD/518 1ST AVE.

16600.00


BLACK HILLS/IOWA GAS UTIL

UTILITIES-GAS

610.64


CARDMEMBER SERVICE

CONCESSIONS/POSTAGE/WHEN I WORK

1243.66


CARRICO AQUATIC RESOURCES

POOL CHEMICALS

167.35


CASEYS GENERAL STORES

FUEL

35.68


CENTURYLINK

PHONES/FAX

377.48


CGA

SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENT-2

6324.00


CLEAR THE CHAOS CLEANING

7/14/21 AND 7/28/21 CLEANING

200.00


COOLEY PUMPING

RAGBRAI PORT A POTS (20)

1500.00


CRAIG & SMITH

ATV/GOLF CART ORDINANCE 519

105.00


DE WOLF STYLE

SEWING PATCHES-CHIEF

15.00


DENNIS, MALENA

MILEAGE/MEAL CLERK SCHOOL

257.15


DOLLAR GENERAL

SANT SEWER VIDEO DRIVES/SCHOOL

41.00


EBS

HEALTH INSURANC

5272.96


EICHMEIER MOTOR

CHECK ANTIFREEZE LEAK EXPLORER

37.50


ESO SOLUTIONS, INC.

EHR ANNUAL RUN REPORT SOFTWARE

2328.78


FEDERAL W/H

FED/FICA TAX

7968.68


GALLS INC.

BULLETPROOF VEST-MILLER

503.74


HARDIN COUNTY OFFICE SUPP

2 DESKTOP CALENDARS

11.98


HARDIN COUNTY SHERIFF

CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT

3144.90


HARDIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE

JULY LANDFILL/RAGRAI TONNAGE

2143.35


HARMS, LARRY

JUL RENT PD CAR GARAGE

125.00


HAWTH PRODUCTIONS

WEB MANAGEMENT JUL-AUG

300.00


HEART OF IOWA

847-2222 COMMUNICATIONS

59.24


INNOVATIVE AG SERVICES CO

GAS/DIESEL

921.28


IOWA DEPT OF NATURAL RESO

YRLY NPDES WASTEWATER/DISPOSAL PERMIT

310.00


IOWA FALLS EMS

TIER, PARAMEDIC INTERCEPT

1250.00


IPERS

IPERS - PROTECT

6151.44


JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD

ADULT/ELEMENTARY/JUNIOR TRENDS

226.50


KEN'S REPAIR

LAWNMOWER SWITCH/WEEDEATER OIL

34.94


LANDUS COOPERATIVE

LAWN SPRAY

109.71


MEDIACOM

PHONE/FAX/INTERNET

135.02


MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPAN

ELECTRIC

7259.00


P.C.C.

AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

492.85


PEOPLESERVICE INC.

WATER/WASTEWATER SERVICE

14635.00


POSTMASTER

UTILITY BILL POSTAGE

255.00


QUALITY ROOFING & SIDING

CDBG-ZINGG/408 STATE ST.

30500.00


RADIO COMMUNICATIONS CO

4 NYLON CASES-FD

75.70


REGION 6 PLANNING COMMISS

CDBG TECHNICAL SERVICES

12308.00


SALES TAX/LOST

SALES TAX PAYMENT

1248.00


SCALLON'S LAWN CARE

REMOVE/FILL 3 SE MANHOLES-KNIP

475.00


SERVICE ROOFING COMPANY

ROOF ON MUNICIPAL BUILDING

26020.00


SHIELD PEST CONTROL

MONTHLY SERVICES

30.00


STATE WITHHOLDING

STATE TAXES

1288.00


TIMES-CITIZEN CO.

7/14/21 MINUTES/ORDINANCE 519/BID NOTICE

232.89


TREASURER OF STATE

UNCASHED DEPOSITCREDIT REFUND CHKS

493.35


USDA RF

MONTHLY PAYMENT

1151.00


VERIZON

CELLS PHONES/INTERNET/JETPACKS

477.34


VESERIS

MOSQUITO SPRAY

185.00


WAL-MART COMMUNITY

FAIRY GARDEN SUPPLIES

15.36


WATER EXCISE TAX

WATER EXCISE TAX PAYMENT

2000.00


WESTRUM LEAK DETECTION IN

CITYHALL/PD WATER MAIN CRACK

565.00


WTR-SOLUTIONS

FINE BUBBLE DIFFUSION UNT M-12/SANITARY

4425.00


DEPOSIT REFUNDS

OPPERMAN/SMOCK

95.82


PAYROLL CHECKS

TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

33573.44

CLAIMS TOTAL

199,728.95

EXPENSES BY FUND

GENERAL FUND

118919.80

LIBRARY RESERVE FUND

510.83

ROAD USE TAX FUND

14126.57

CAP PROJ-GO BOND 2020A FUND

26020.00

WATER FUND

12859.72

WATER DEPOSITS FUND

419.60

SEWER FUND

14706.06

CAP SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FUND

6324.00

GARBAGE FUND

5467.27

STORM WATER FUND

375.10


199,728.95



REVENUE


GENERAL

48819.61

FIRE TRUCK/EQUIP

0.04

ROAD USE TAX

24856.43

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT

2573.72

EMERGENCY

166.56

LOST TOTAL

15069.92

LOST- DEBT SERV

3767.48

TIF TOTAL

79.07

DEBT SERVICE

3218.46

CAP PROJECTS - LOST

3767.48

WATER

42695.29

WATER DEPOSITS

900.00

SEWER TOTAL

57606.61

SEWER - SINKING

16306.67

SEWER - RESERVES

26631.01

GARBAGE

12867.30

STORM SEWER

13619.91

TOTAL

272,945.56

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